CSD File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CSD file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CSD files.

What is a CSD file?

The .csd file extension is used for a temporary file format that was developed by Microsoft. These CSD files can normally be seen in Microsoft SharePoint Server. Also known as Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 temporary files, these .csd files are usually found when a backup process is being performed in version 2007 of Microsoft SharePoint Server.Microsoft SharePoint Server is a network platform that can provide groups of users from small organizations to large enterprises with a faster and more efficient means to collaborate. This platform can also enable these groups to publish materials for customers and develop tools for internal functions within the workplace.A CSD file is not meant to be opened. This does not contain any human-readable data. These .csd files may be deleted after a backup process has successfully completed in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007.

How to open CSD files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CSD for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CSD openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension CSD

While we know of one file format using the .CSD file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CSD file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of CSD files. Remember, different programs may use CSD files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

CSD ReaderCSD ReaderUser submitted
EmbirdEmbirdUser submitted
Trimble Coordinate System ManagerTrimble Coordinate System ManagerUser submitted
D2R CSD ReaderD2R CSD ReaderUser submitted
SewWhat-Pro ApplicationSewWhat-Pro ApplicationUser submitted
CrystalMakerCrystalMakerUser submitted
NClassNClassUser submitted
Tajima DG/ML by PulseTajima DG/ML by PulseUser submitted
Smart DesignSmart DesignUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CSD-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with CSD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!